I decided in August that I would like to make a quilt. So me being me, and having never made a quilt before, I decided why make one of those 4 sided quilts and use some pattern someone else made? NOOOOO I had to go design my own and have 8 sides and a stuffed pillow on it. Not the easiest beginners project I don't think. But hey its done!
The idea was I wanted to make a pumpkin quilt for my boyfriends mother, she loves pumpkins and halloween. Then I had this brain storm to make it pumpkin shaped! oh wait lets add a stem and leaves that's stuffed like a pillow. It also turned out smaller than I planned, I forgot the 1/4 inch that came off each of my squares, but its still a good sized lap blanket.
My machine would not do the main quilting part, so the "quilting" bit is all hand done. It is designed like a pumpkin vines with leaves that I free hand drew then quilted (no patterns). The top is machine pieced and the binding of course with the machine. I am sure this has broken a lot of "quilting" rules, but I am not one much for rules. I just had my idea and went at it. Next I think I will make a giant star, I think it might make me cry!
enough talk PICTURES!
The quilted bits, sorry theya re kinda hard to see